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Suggest treatment for pain and limited mouth opening due to wisdom teeth

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Posted on Wed, 21 May 2014
Question: Hello sir,
My wisdom teeth are coming. I am not able to open my mouth because it is causing me a lot of pain.
Could you please suggest me some pain killer for that??
Your advice and sudgestion will be very helpful.
Thanks.
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Antibiotics, analgesics, extraction of the tooth

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query and consulting health care magic.

I have gone through your query, the pain and limited mouth opening could be because of the infection from the wisdom tooth spreading to involve the tissue spaces. If I was be your treating doctor I would have suggested to take a radiograph of that tooth to rule out the infection. then i would have put you on a course of antibiotics and analgesics (diclofenac 50mg if you are not allergic to these drugs). do saline gargling 3-4times daily.

If sufficient space is there for the tooth to erupt you can get the infected flap(pericoronitis) around the tooth can removed or if the space is not there then the wisdom tooth has to be removed under local anesthesia.

I hope my answer will help you.

Wish you speedy recovery.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (1 hour later)
Oh thanks a lot for ur quick response and adviceDoc.. :)
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
take care

Detailed Answer:
k. you are well come. take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Brief Answer: Antibiotics, analgesics, extraction of the tooth Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query and consulting health care magic. I have gone through your query, the pain and limited mouth opening could be because of the infection from the wisdom tooth spreading to involve the tissue spaces. If I was be your treating doctor I would have suggested to take a radiograph of that tooth to rule out the infection. then i would have put you on a course of antibiotics and analgesics (diclofenac 50mg if you are not allergic to these drugs). do saline gargling 3-4times daily. If sufficient space is there for the tooth to erupt you can get the infected flap(pericoronitis) around the tooth can removed or if the space is not there then the wisdom tooth has to be removed under local anesthesia. I hope my answer will help you. Wish you speedy recovery.